Inaugural Women's Conference of Florida Set for Friday

May 19, 2016

Tampa will hold the inaugural Women’s Conference of Florida on Friday.

The conference is designed to empower, encourage and educate Florida women through panel discussions, workshops and exhibits.

March marks National Women’s History Month and this year’s honorees through the National Women’s History Project include three Florida women who were honored last week at an awards event in Washington, D.C.  The theme for this year’s chosen honorees recognizes their impact on advancing women’s issues through public service and government leadership.  

The Seams, an occasional NPR series on clothing as culture, has been reporting a series about Florida Seminole Indian patchwork and its heritage and use in tribal life. Read the first installment in this series, "Osceola At The Fifty Yard Line."

Pregnant and Poor: The fight in Sarasota

Oct 22, 2015

The Florida Department of Health wants Sarasota County to privatize its prenatal care in the next three years. And that has its southern neighbors worried – after all, when Charlotte County privatized health care, residents started leaving the county for care.

This week on Gulf Coast Live! we speak with Doris Weatherford, author of “They Dared To Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History.” The book, published in May by the University Press of Florida, offers an extensive look into Florida’s powerful women through time.